/ / 22’ Clyst Class Sloop

22’ Clyst Class Sloop

  • Make: Classic Cruising Yacht
  • Year: 1965
  • Location: Miami, Florida, United States


Flying Cloud is a 22’ Clyst Class Sloop, built in 1965. She is of carvel construction, planked in mahogany on oak frames. She is both elegant and seaworthy, capable of both shallow, inland cruising and long-distance ocean passages.

She is hull number 4, of five Clyst Class sloops designed and built by J.J. Bickford in Topsham, Devon, UK.

In my 4 years of ownership we have visited 10 different countries and cruised around 6000 NM. In every port, in every country she has been admired. Often for being so petite, but mostly for being a very pretty boat, characteristic of her time.

She has a Yanmar 1GM10 inboard engine, an efficient masthead rig, 3 berths, and a 2 burner alcohol stove. She also has a small spray hood, a homemade self-steering gear, and a 10’ sculling oar. At 3.5 tons, with a 40% ballast ratio, she is also a capable, seagoing yacht.

In 2017, I crossed the Atlantic in her from Cape Verde to Grenada. She completed the 2000 mile passage in 20 days. I’m now cruising up from the Caribbean to the States, and am willing to deliver to anywhere on the east coast. Here is a video of the triphttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tNVVmZBX3wo

Also in her inventory are 2 genoa’s, 3 smaller jobs, a cruising spinnaker, a storm job and a single mainsail. All are in ok condition. She has two 25 pound anchors, one fisherman’s and one CQR, along with 30 m of chain. An Avon inflatable tender, with two wooden oars, is also included.

The sentimental attachment that has grown between the two of us is so strong, that it’s almost heartbreaking to offer her for sale. I can only hope that she can show someone else the same, life-changing adventures that she has showed me.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

More Classic Cruising Yacht classic cars for sale
Friendship Sloop - Registered Class C - Antique Phil Bolger wooden boat
Year: 1960
Make: Phil Bolger Design (Small Boats -1973, Page 146-151)
Model: 1960
Location: Unity, Maine, United States
14' strip planked outboard boat (Sport Boat)
Year: 2010
Make: Custom built
Model: 2010
Location: Maryville, Tennessee, United States
Friendship Sloop - Registered Class C - Antique Phil Bolger design Price Reduced
Year: 1960
Make: Phil Bolger Design (Small Boats -1973, Page 146-151)
Model: 1960
Location: Camden, Maine, United States
Year: 1972
Location: Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
Kettenburg Sailboat
Year: 1960
Make: Kettenburg K40
Model: 1960
Location: Huntington Beach, California, United States
1970 Cascade 42 Masthead Sloop Used
Year: 1970
Make: Cascade
Model: 1970
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
1965 ray defir custom mahogany ski boat 455 oldsmobile all wood construction
Year: 1965
Make: Ray DeFir Custom Built
Model: 1965
Location: Prineville, Oregon, United States
john alden motor sailor perfect live aboard capable of long range cruising
Year: 1965
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States